Vehicle Code 2800.2 VC is the California law that defines the crime of felony reckless evading. You may commit this offense by escaping ,avoiding, running from the police in a vehicle while driving and intentionally ignoring the safety of people or property of the community.
To be convicted of reckless evading the judge would have to prove that:
- You were actually trying to evade the officer
- The officer’s car is marked
- The officer is in a uniform
Reckless evading could be considered a misdemeanor or a felony.
Misdemeanor charges could result in:
- Misdemeanor probation
- At least six months and up to one year in county jail and/or
- A fine up to one thousand dollars
Felony reckless evading could result in:
- Sixteen months, two years or three years in California state prison; and/or
- A fine up to ten thousand dollars
The Law Offices of Albert Perez Jr. will work vigorously to defend your reckless evading case. Legal defenses may include:
- Lack of evidence
- An illegal stop
- Voluntary intoxication
A judge may also attach additional charges to your case such as:
- Causing death or injury
- Disturbing the peace
- Reckless driving
If you have questions about how to protect your rights when facing Vehicle Code 2800.2 felony reckless evading, reach out to our office today.